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Today, this afternoon the person that I work the counter at work quit. Mgmt came in to discuss a conflict with another co-worker she didn't want to talk about it and she quit.

This person was not a very easy to get along with sort. She didn't offer to help out in many of the other tasks that needed to be done. She was always peeved at me for some little thing or another.

After being escorted out the back door she came in the front walked by me I found out she sarcastically said "thanks" and proceeded to go back into office and state a few things-one which is of concern....that she isn't going to retaliate against some of the "positions "-I am not in this group.

We are keeping things a bit secure and if needed one of my co-workers can go with me to my car (which is about 10 ft from door). Also if she calls anyone at this place to report to mgmt.

So if you were me what would you do to feel more safe?? I know I shouldn't worry but I did have my business cards there and I called one of the guys to stash them away and tomorrow I'll have them stuck away in office. She doesn't know my phone # or address or last name but I'm not sure.

Any thoughts would be great.
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
...After being escorted out the back door she came in the front walked by me I found out she sarcastically said "thanks" and proceeded to go back into office and state a few things-one which is of concern....that she isn't going to retaliate against some of the "positions "-I am not in this group....
Gail, I know you're upset and stressed right now, but I'm not sure I understand this. Has she basically threatened you? ...or you're just worried because she's a loose canon, and management wants everyone to be careful?

It sounds like getting the business cards stashed away is a good thing - you're sure she doesn't have one already?

And I would have a co-worker walk to the car with you, just to be sure.

Other than that, I'm not sure there's much you can do. If she would have been waiting for you.... then make sure she doesn't follow you in the car. ????

both for calm and that all will be just fine.



Laurie
post #3 of 7
People sometimes get very defensive and say or do things really stupid when they are fired.
I know I had a few run ins with people whom I had to let go over the years and a couple of them were quite scary.
However more often then not once the person cools down a bit they begin to see just how ridiculous they behaved and more often then not they draw in their horns and act like nothing happen.
Hopefully nothing will come of it but if she does contact you or try to harass you in any way, firmly tell her that you will not put up with being threatened and she can deal with the police.
post #4 of 7
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Well I'm not the only person he/she would cause a problem with. More a loose cannon sort-a few of us cannot figure out his/her thought proccess at times when we worked together.

A couple of months ago I was followed after I left work-I was going to grocery store and this person was still parking lot and pulled out after I did-doesn't live in the direction I turned and followed me through a couple of stop lights and then turned into local tech school. That freaked me out and I reported to mgmt. Hence the concern.
post #5 of 7
That is creepy! Hopefully this person will calm down.

But other than being escorted to the car and heading straight home, I can't see there's much more to do. Do you have any personal protection - like pepper spray or anything? A cell phone? Like Tierre0 said, if it comes to it, it's a police matter.



Laurie
post #6 of 7
That is scary. Just always be aware of your surroundings. Watch for anything out of the norm. I would actually take different paths home, until it blows over. Definitely get some pepper spray.

Its probably nothing since the firing had nothing to do with you, but just be aware and be on the safe side, which we all should be anyway.
post #7 of 7
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Actually this person quit rather than getting fired. And some observations about work ethic I did report as I was the one that worked the most hours with this person.
Just never been in this situation before. I don't work tomorrow anyway but I'll check in to get any news.
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